Friday, September 14, 2012

Tiny Stitcher

On Monday night we all came together for Knit Night again after a bit of a Summer break. We don't always break for the Summer, but this time we all seemed to be running in different directions with our own families for awhile, so we took a little time off. Being back together was like a happy family reunion! :) As always, we drank tea, consumed sugar {in the form of cupcakes this time}, swapped stories and got on the business end of a whole lot of yarn!
Pictured above are the precious little hands of Ivy, our Tiny Stitcher. She is the 5 year old best friend of my granddaughter Gabby. Ivy's Grandma, Carey and I have been best friends since we were 18 and 21 {me being the older one}. We had our babies {all girls for each of us} at the same time and raised them up together and now our daughters are doing the same thing. Isn't lifelong friendship a beautiful thing?
 Ivy and her Mommy ~ Malory.
This is Ivy's first year of being homeschooled and part of her education is learning to crochet. And believe me, she is doing a mighty fine job. Those tiny hands just move that hook in and out right where it needs to go.
This is Ivy's "Meena" {that's what she calls Carey instead of Grandma} taking a peek to make sure the stitches are all lining up.
I just love seeing such little hands taking up the craft already. Makes my heart beat with great happiness! :)
And one more crafty thing I have to show off ~
Carey has recently learned the lovely art of basket making.
I am so delighted with her skills!
Aren't they beautiful?
And they had that wonderful baskety smell about them too.
She has promised to teach me at some point.
Afterall ~ I'm the one who taught her to crochet many years ago {which she is a PRO at!}.
And then I taught her to knit a few years ago too.
So, now it's my turn :)


  1. What a sweet little stitcher! and the baskets are gorgeous! (my other weekness besides crochet is collecting baskets, lol!) Have a great weekend!

  2. Aw, I can't stand it! Li'l Miss Ivy is adorable and so tiny. How wonderful that she is interested in crochet. Too sweet. And I love to hear that sweet children are being homeschooled. Yay for her and her family.

    Carey's baskets are beautiful! I've made a few in the past, but I think hers look better than the ones I made. Very nice indeed!

    Have a fabulous weekend, Danette!

    1. OH! Thanks for your sweet comments:) I will pass them on for sure. Homeschooling can be a wonderful thing. I homeschooled my youngest daughter from 8th grade through high school. Wouldn't have missed those years for anything!
      You have a fabulous weekend as well!

  3. Thats so lovely to see 3 wonderful generations and your all still friends all these years later thats wonderful and rare sometimes.....what i love is you always seem to be on the same page because you grew up together at least thats my experience.....take care, Heidi

    1. Thanks Heidi, you are so right! We are like family with each other. We just love each other to pieces. Carey and I had our first daughters, mine was Hilary, hers was Malory, just 8 months apart. Then we had our first granddaughters just 6 weeks apart. Isn't that cool?! I'm so happy you came by and are a new follower Heidi. Thanks so much. Looking forward to getting to know you! :)

  4. I love to see needle arts being passed down to the young girls. She will remember that for a long time!
    Those baskets are beautiful!!!!!

    1. I do to! That's where it starts. And when they learn so young it becomes such a part of them that they don't remember life without knowing how to do it. And those baskets ARE beautiful! Thanks Lynne.

  5. Aww, amazing!! seeing little kids taking up knitting is truly a treat. I love the concentration on her face!

    1. I know! Doesn't she look adorable! She was real serious about it too, believe me. And she was going to town with almost no help at all. Too darn cute :) I love the child!


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